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Post  John Short on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:22 am

I’m going to build a Tamyia 1/48 StuG B. The kit looks good in the box, not too many bits and the best part is the plastic is moulded in German Grey therefore I won’t need to paint it. Twisted Evil





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Post  John T on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:21 pm

John, welcome to the stug fest! afro

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Post  G Cooper on Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:05 am


Hiya John:

Your already a month behind, so lets not waste any more time. Lets see some glue meeting the plastic. Very Happy . This should be a cool one to watch, as I have Tamiya's bigger version of this sittin around somewhere about two thirds built. Ohhh, and just one little question. What the heck is a "Caboolture" ? What a Face


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Post  John Short on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:43 am

This is where I’m at so far. This little kit is great, no parts clean up and everything fits nicely, wish some of the other kits I’ve built went together as easily as this. I went and bought some little men to go with the kit.








Hiya John:

Your already a month behind, so lets not waste any more time. Lets see some glue meeting the plastic. Very Happy . This should be a cool one to watch, as I have Tamiya's bigger version of this sittin around somewhere about two thirds built. Ohhh, and just one little question. What the heck is a "Caboolture" ? What a Face

Gary, Caboolture is a northern suburb of Brisbane (although the residents of Caboolture consider it to be a town). We get their rag dumped on our lawn once a week for free so I though why not use it for something useful.

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:26 pm

I know someone who comes from Mount Mee Razz , which is always hilarious to everyone else lol! lol! .

Your little stug is way nice looking already , I just love the hefty feel of those diecast hulls Very Happy

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Post  John T on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:12 pm

Going well John, how good is Tamiya stuff!

Yes Queensland, home of great places like Yorkey's Knob and Burpengary. Twisted Evil

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Post  Andy J on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:24 am

Cool looking StuG John, which campaign you placing this one in? Those figures look good too, I had no idea that Tamiya were being this prolific in this scale, nice to see that they've included a figure pointing at something, wouldn't be a Tamiya figure set without someone pointing Cool

Caboolture has it's own Wikipedia page study

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Post  John Short on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:12 am

Because I got so many figures in the “Infantry on Maneuvers” box I think I’ll try a small dio, therefore I will definitely require a second StuG!!!! Laughing


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Post  G Cooper on Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:56 pm


All right John. Way to go. More StuGs is a great thing What a Face .

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Post  John Short on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:42 am

Both the StuGs are built to about the same stage, still a bit to go. Does anyone know where to get 1/48 diorama stuff, preferable in Australia?


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Post  John T on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:04 pm

Hi John, I use this mob for online purchases all the time:
http://www.bnamodelworld.com/military-section/diorama/scale-148

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:23 am

Yes I can vouch for BNA , great service .

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Post  G Cooper on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:16 am


Hiya John:

Looking good so far. This should be a real nice diorama when you are done. For the smaller scale stuff I usually just build up a base with foam, then coat with white glue and 1/48 scale sand, and 1/48 scale kitty litter Wink .


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Post  John Short on Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:03 am

I have done a bit more on StuG No.2
Made a carry frame out of some old PE sprue.




The kit does not come with any extras eg. fuel drums / cans, spare track, wheels etc. For the stowage on the rear deck I am using 1/35 stuff for shape and I will put a tarp over it. Hope it turns out.

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Post  Tankbuilder2 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:39 am

Nice looking Stug there John.

I've often wondered if these 1/48 Tamiya kits were just pantos of the 1/35 ones but now think they are entirely new kits. Too bad there is no extra stowage in them. That was one of the things that Tamiya pioneered with a lot of their 1/35 kits - extra stowage.

What theater of operations will this diorama be based on?

Looking at the detil it's hard to guess that this is 1/48 scale and not 1/35... or larger.

I still need to figure out which 1/35 Stug kit will make a good basis for a Syrian Stug III on The Golan Heights.

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Post  John T on Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:44 pm

Hi John, I think the tarp over the stowage is a good idea, looking good so far mate.

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Post  John Short on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:04 pm

Thanks for the comments Tankbuilder and JT.
I will probably use the kit decals for the StuG.Abt 192 Eastern Front 1941.
Here is StuG No.2 with some undercoat.


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Post  Jenny Ryan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Looking good John , glad to see you have not been washed away !

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Post  Tankbuilder2 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:52 pm

WOW! Love that undercoat! It looks a lot like the undercoat on the abandoned Golan Heights Syrian Stug I want to build. What did you use for that undercoat?

Thanks for sharing.

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Post  John Short on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:57 pm

Thanks Jenny.
After living through a few cyclones and floods when we used to live in NQ I made sure we bought a house on a hill when we moved to Brisvegas. Apart from losing power for 20hrs all was ok.


WOW! Love that undercoat! It looks a lot like the undercoat on the abandoned Golan Heights Syrian Stug I want to build. What did you use for that undercoat?

Tankbuilder I use Warhammer Chaos Black undercoat when I do dark coloured stuff. It's about $20 a tin but it lasts a long time.

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Post  Tankbuilder2 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:02 pm

Thanks. On my screen it looks like a very dark rust.

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Post  John Short on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:00 pm

Have completed the build on StuG #1 and put on some black undercoat. Am going away for work for a few weeks but will try and paint both tanks with Panzer gray when I get back.








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Post  Tankbuilder2 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:25 pm

Shalom.

It's looking very good and will be interesting to see it when painted and weathered.

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Post  Andy J on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:13 pm

Nice build of a nice looking kit mate. I'm rather liking the look of these stumpy StuGs.

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Post  John T on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:01 pm

Nice going John!

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